Tom Hardy was remarkably able to give a pretty subtle, brooding performance with a mask covering most of his face (and a goofy, barely audible voice to boot) as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. From the looks of the new Lawless red band trailer, the man can be even more compelling when he has his whole face and an unaltered voice to work with. Check it out:
In addition to Hardy, Lawless stars Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jason Clarke, and Hardy's TDKR costar Gary Oldman.
Based on the book The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, the film tells the true story of the author's grandfather and his brothers, who bootleg moonshine in Virginia during the prohibition. The business comes under threat, however, when the authorities want a piece of the profits.
John Hillcoat directs the film, which hits theaters August 31. Take a look at the Lawless character posters.